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More Challenges Await Eastern Florida Women's Basketball Team
Dec. 4, 2013 - Eastern Florida State College's women's basketball team faces another challenging weekend as it participates in the Florida Colleges Shootout on Friday and Saturday at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
The Titans, 2-7, meet Northwest Florida State (7-1 and nationally seventh ranked) at noon on Friday and Pensacola State College (6-3) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Titans close the 2013 portion of their schedule by visiting the Webber International junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in Babson Park and by hosting the College of Central Florida at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 in the Melbourne Campus gym. Admission is free.
In their final game before the Thanksgiving break Eastern Florida fell 75-70 in overtime to Skagit Valley of Washington.
That's behind the Titans now as they gear up to face their third nationally ranked opponent so far this season, fourth-ranked Chipola College and 10th-ranked Darton State College being the others.
"Yes, playing nationally ranked teams presents a huge challenge for our young, rebuilding team," Eastern Florida head coach Jim Grimes said.
"Win or lose you improve by playing the best and playing the best gives our players a good look and a good dose of experience in what it takes to be the best from preparation, to the process to the execution of that process."
Freshman guard Jessica Doyle (5-6) leads Eastern Florida in scoring. Doyle is averaging 20.8 points per game, good for the top 15 in the nation. She also is ranked nationally in three-point shooting, going 34-for-86.
Freshman Rachelle Aupont (5-9) leads the Titans in rebounding with 7.6 per game while freshman guard Rhaven Kemp (5-7) leads in assists with 3.1 per game.